Unifrax - Firetower Drive Facility

CLIENT: Unifrax
LOCATION: TOANWANDA, NY
STATUS: COMPLETED
TIMELINE: COMPLETED 2015
OBJECTIVES:
▪ 40,000 square foot addition to manufacturing facility

▪ Construction started in Dec 2014 and continued through winter of 2015 while building remained operational.

▪ Sitework included eliminated a portion of an existing public roadway and relocation of all existing utilities.

▪ Tedesco served as General Contractor for project

▪ Construction timeline of 12 months

▪ Total construction value: $3.3 million

Varco Pruden Pre-Engineered Metal Building (40,000 SF)

About

Tedesco Construction Services acted as General Contractor in overseeing the 2014 expansion at Unifrax's existing facility on Firetower Drive in Tonawanda NY. The 40,000 square foot expansion allowed Unifrax to add an additional manufacturing line, which doubled its existing production capacity. Tedesco completed the addition while Unifrax continued to operate out of the facility.

Project Details

The building system is a heavy loaded pre-engineered building system that utilizes a flat roof, bar-joist roof secondary framing, and Metl-Span Insulated Wall Panels. The project carried some unique challenges as the new addition connected two existing buildings across an existing road that was abandoned in place. All existing utilities had to be relocated and tie-ins were made with "trim only". The project was completed on time without negatively impacting Unifrax’s operations.

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